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With Andrew McGregor.
Schubert String Quintet in C (D956)
7.05 Bach Jauchzet , frohlocket ... (Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248)
7.32 Ysaye Sonata in A minor for solo violin. Op 27 No 2
8.05 Grieg Peer Gynt (excerpts)
8.14 A Purcell Portfolio:
A selection of songs
8.45 Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Bach Jauchzet

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Gounod Petite Symphonie for wind
St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood
9.20 Handel Suite No 1 in A (HWV 426)
Keith Jarrett (piano)
9.33 Duparc Serenade ;
Galop Thomas Allen (baritone) Roger Vignoles (piano)
9.38 Debussy Iberia (Images)
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez


Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Keith Jarrett
Piano: Duparc Serenade
Baritone: Galop Thomas Allen
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Piers Burton-Page .
Veraclni Overture No 6 in B flat
10.10 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 21 in C (K467)
11.00 Grieg In Heaven Above, Op 74 No 4
11.10 Artist of the Week:
Gwydion Brooke (bassoon) Weber Bassoon Concerto in F, Op 75
11.30 Stanford Symphony No 7 in D minor


Presented By: Piers Burton-Page

: Composer of the Week: Bridge

"Bridge's later works are an evolution from the earlier ones - stemming from a desire to say more personal things." - Britten. arr Britten There is a willow grows aslant a brook Philip Dukes (viola)
Sophia Rahman (piano) Bridge Piano Trio No 2
Rosemary Furniss (violin) Alexander Baillie (cello) Kathryn Stott (piano) Allegro moderato
(Symphony for Strings) Northern Sinfonia. conductor Charles Groves
See also 9 30pm


Viola: Philip Dukes
Piano: Sophia Rahman
Violin: Rosemary Furniss
Cello: Alexander Baillie
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Charles Groves

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Wartime at the National Gallery
Robert Philip recalls Myra Hess 's concert series in Second World War London.
In the second programme, he describes how the series survived the Blitz and introduces performances by the Hirsch and Rose
Quartets, pianists
Cyril Smith and Kathleen Long and soprano Maggie Teyte. Rpt
2.00 Schools
Radio Showcase 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About 2.40 Music
3.00 Psyche
The work described at its first performance in 1675 as the English opera. With music by Matthew Locke and words by Thomas Shadwell , it is the earliest example of that particularly English genre, the semi-opera, later to be used with success by Purcell.
New London Consort, director Philip Pickett Rpt FAIREST ISLE
4.30 William Walton
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Barry Wordsworth Steven Burnard (viola) Walton Viola Concerto


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Myra Hess
Pianists: Cyril Smith
Pianists: Kathleen Long
Soprano: Maggie Teyte.
Music By: Matthew Locke
Unknown: Thomas Shadwell
Director: Philip Pickett
Unknown: William Walton
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Viola: Steven Burnard

: The Music Machine

Mbira Music
Tommy Pearson tries the thumb piano, with expert playing from Chartwell Dutiro and the group Spirit Talk.


Music: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

From Cardiff with Geraint Lewis
Coates Overture: The
5.40 Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat (K407)
6.03 Moeran Nocturne
6.25 Purcell Sonata No 4 in D minor (Z805)
6.35 Strauss Horn
Concerto No 2 in E flat
Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Geraint Lewis
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

From the Royal Festival Hall,
Conductor Richard Hickox
Christian Lindberg (trombone)
Judith Howarth (soprano) Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes: A Time There
Michael Nyman Trombone Concerto (BBC commission: first performance) See also 10.45pm
8.15 Das Land ohne Musik
As Radio 3's exploration and celebration of British music reaches its climax,
Fritz Spiegl investigates the famous catchphrase.
8.35 Bgar The Spirit of England


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Christian Lindberg
Soprano: Judith Howarth
Soprano: Britten Suite
Unknown: Michael Nyman
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: Hope and Glory

The cultural politics of British musical life.
4: The 19th Century: Music and Morals
Presented by Clive Brown.
Final programme tomorrow 9.30pm


Presented By: Clive Brown.

: Bridge

There is a willow grows aslant a brook -
Shakespeare (Hamlet)
Frank Bridge's haunting musical impression of Ophelia, together with the words from which it grew. Soloists
Bournemouth Sinfonia, conductor Norman Del Mar Producer David Gallagher


Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Producer: David Gallagher

: New Waves

Recorded last spring at St George's, Brandon Hill ,
Bristol and introduced by Chris de Souza and Michael Berkeley
. Alice Coote (mezzo) Julius Drake (piano)
Schumann Frauenliebe und Leben
Berkeley Speaking Silence (first performance of revised version)
A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza
Introduced By: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: . Alice Coote
Piano: Julius Drake
Piano: Schumann Frauenliebe

: Night Waves

Michael Nyman s
Trombone Concerto receives its premiere tonight at the Royal Festival Hall and on Radio 3. Michele Roberts
has the verdict and meets poet Susan Wicks , who has turned to prose to portray the life and death of her widowed father.
Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Michael Nyman
Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Susan Wicks
Producer: John Goudie

: The Cheltenham Symphonists

Concluding the series in which the BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra performs British symphonies of the early 1950s.
Conductor Anthony Halstead Rebecca Hirsch (violin) Thomas Prtfield Pavane and Polka
Rawsthome Violin Concerto
Wordsworth Symphony No 3 Series producer Simon Lord


Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Violin: Rebecca Hirsch
Violin: Thomas Prtfield Pavane
Producer: Simon Lord

: Catch as Catch Can

9: Sir Walter enjoying his damsel

: Night School


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